micke-midlife on January 30th, 2010

Today I came across something cool. Was out on a shorter run because all the snow that has come down in the last 3-4 days makes running really difficult. The ground is uneven, the snow is soft. The feet stumble forward more than anything. Well, it trains all the small muscles in the feet that look after [...]

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micke-midlife on November 20th, 2009

A slightly different terrain. Was in Zürich this week. And of course in a country that stands for a mountain range and a city that stands for quality of life, you have try out running. Well, I had to. There’s lake Zürich and most probably you could find a route along the shores of it. [...]

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micke-midlife on December 22nd, 2008

one of those days. you’re in a new place, totally motivated for some really good running sessions to show the local folks what a running-pro you are. there’s a hill that’s never too steep and of course that’s the place to demonstrate your skills. and yes, the two minutes up-hill efforts that are some what [...]

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micke-midlife on October 12th, 2008

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things are going well as the recently introduced progress page documents, black dots below the line, that’s ahead of the curve.
a new form of training today should introduce some new triggers to the running training program, uphill runs, 2 minutes long. having run along the baltic sea’s shoreline for most of [...]

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